frames magicThroughout the year of 2016, the MAGIC project left marks wherever it went, benefiting the scientific community around the world with its mobility and real-time collaboration projects, global science communities, among others. Participating in a project of this proportion also greatly impacts its collaborators and associates. So, what will it be like to participate in MAGIC from inside? How important is the project in the eyes of those who do it?

eAGE2016 MAGIC Global Science Communities session participants"It was a very interesting session in our conference e-AGE 2016 in Beirut 1-2 December 2016. The session was dedicated for Global Science Communities with focus on Biodiversity", stated Yousef Torman, Managing Director, Technology, Networking and Infrastructures of the Arab States Research and Education Network – ASREN.

e ageFollowing the success of e-AGE in previous editions the event will be held at the American University of Beirut (AUB), during 1-2 December, 2016. The 2016 edition of ASREN’s Conference is coming with “Ubiquity and Cohesiveness of e-Infrastructures” as the main theme and all activities will be centered on it.

H2020ICTThe meeting will be held on 14 December 2016 starting from 13h00 UTC/GMT where officers from the European Commission and practitioners involved in similar projects will talk about opportunities that exist under this call.